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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

My Turn to be Sew Wot Hostess

Yesterday it was my turn to host the fortnightly Sew Wot get-together.  After a weekend away, it was a bit of a rush, but some baking got done for morning tea, I flipped the duster here and there, and Robin whizzed around with the vacuum cleaner. Whew – just in time before the ladies started arriving.

They all look very serious

Mary was away on her trip to Australia, and she had several quilts to take over for family members.  The rest of us settled down to stitch, knit, and chat the morning away.  Just a little Show and Tell this time.

Remember  Helen’s quilt top from last month, stitched from long forgotten blocks she started making for her baby daughter about 30 years ago?  It is now machine quilted and Helen spent the morning hand stitching the binding down.  Then it will be put in her Granny Box for future babies.


Helen with her 30 year old quilt 

Carol brought along a pretty baby quilt made with feed sack reproduction fabrics.  This will be donated to a worthy cause as a donation quilt.

Carol and her cot quilt

Although not new, I was rather taken with Heather B’s selvedge bag.  I still have a bag of selvedges to deal with, so perhaps I should be starting  new project to use them up.

Heather’s selvedge bag

I had another finish too, a small baby quilt with cute little animals.  Turned out well, I think.

Baby quilt

It was lovely to meet up with the Sew Wot ladies again, catch up with all their news, and see what projects they are working on.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

nice to spend a morning with quilters but yes it reminds us to clean the house now and then doesn't it lol

Tired Teacher said...

Wonderful projects, I especially love the baby quilts. I hope Helen writes the quilt's history and stores it with the quilt in the Granny box

Julierose said...

all just lovely quilts--like the nostalgic SunBonnet Sue and Sam a lot--very pretty...
Looks like a lovely group
hugs, Julierose

loulee said...

It's always nice to see show and tell.

Maria said...

A lovely morning stitching and chatting with your Sew Wot friends.
Lots of lovely show and tell. Well done Helen finishing your long awaited quilt.
Pretty baby farm quilt you made Jenny.

Karen S said...

Great to see all the ladies working away together. Love seeing the finishes. Great finish on your sweet quilt.

Janice said...

A lovely day and lovely finishes.